My first thought on trying this bra was, "Oh I'm glad I also ordered a sister size down (30G)." But while I'll know for sure when I measure it, I think that most of what caused it to feel too big is actually shape issue. (The 30G didn't feel too tight, exactly, but this bra is so uncomfortable that it's hard to be sure. Also, I'm a bit between band sizes, so needing a 30 wouldn't mean this bra runs big at all in the band.) (But the 30G did quad a bit when I swooped and scooped, so it might run a bit small in the cups.)
Me: ...Even/center fullness, tall and narrow roots, quite projected.
This bra: fully encapsulates my tissue, but is too dang shallow, resulting in a bra that feels like it's falling down on me as my tissue pushes the underwire down, out of my IMF, *immediately*.
Let me take a moment to stress that last part. With my shape, I have found a lot of American and British bras that give me mild to extreme "orange in a glass" effect: wrinkling around the wire, but overflowing up top. It's usually not uncomfortable, and indeed I have bought a bunch of bras that wrinkle at the wire without even noticing. The support isn't as good, but until you have your first really GOOD bra that can go unnoticed.
To date, the only bras that really make me miserable are Fantasie bras, and the one I've got the most experience with is the Rebecca Spacer. This bra will start out feeling fine, even good, only to be slowly pushed down over the course of the day until my stomach gets a fun pinched feeling from my bra band digging into the top of it. The process usually takes around an hour.
This bra does it to me almost instantly. New record! https://d28qt14g3opchh.cloudfront.net/smileys/icon_sad.gif" alt=":(" /> Officially the Worst Bra for Me that technically fits!
It's a real shame because it's a pretty bra and Comexim has kindled a love of plunges in me, but boy oh boy does this ever just not work even a little. Read more 249 more words
Backlog from my bra fitting early this year in January...
It was not my favourite colour combination, but I'd wanted to try it for the style because it looked like a lighter and softer version of the Deco.
This 30E was borderline small at the time. The fitter said she did not like the fit on me, and mentioned something about the neckline. I dunno...I thought it looked fine. I later tried a 30F (no pics) and it was better, though still shallow and potentially would slip out of my IMF.
To be honest, I do still like this style on me, But not the colourway. I love ...the thistle and some of the other ones. I was offered a 30FF thistle recently when I grew more, but it said that the wires were 6" wide, so that's a no go. The 30F was fine though...
Anyway, none of the backlogs I'm putting up have measurements. Just pics and my memories. They've been sitting on my phone all year so I thought I would upload so I still had them, but not on my phone anymore. Read more 78 more words
This is my third or fourth Koko bra, so I feel like I can write an accurate review at this point. This is a replacement for the Cleo Neve for me, which fit me really well but was discontinued. The fashion colors of this bra (like the Neve) have smaller cut cups, different trim, and fit very slightly different than the beige and black version. The band doesn't stretch out too much to make them unwearable, even after six months of regular use. I think the Neve may have had even a firmer band, but I think the band on this is more comfortable. I really wish it came in some softer colors but I have the coral, denim blue, Heather grey and tan.
The band is true to size, but the cups are shallow and closer to FF, but they go quite high at the armpit area. I'm not satisfied with quality. After only 2 month of not often wear the band looks quite poor. It's not stretch out, it's snug enough to be comfy, but the quality of yellow part is not good and it looks very used.
I know many people find cleo koko and neve bras don't work for them, which surprised me to find out because the neve has been my go to bra for a while. More recently I found the koko as it's a similar model. This works as a great molded t-shirt bra, and this fits me well overall and is very smooth under shirts. I know the reason many people don't like it is because it is seen as a shallow bra, and it's true that when you look at just the bra itself not on a body it's profile looks shallow. But I have never thought of myself ...as having shallow breasts, and once I put the bra on the weight of my breasts in the cups makes it so that the profile does not look shallow on me. I also love the color of this bra, which is a dark grey, it works as a neutral but is a bit more interesting than black. My only 2 issues are that the wires come to high in my armpits (an issue I have with most bras), and that the j-hook is in front of the strap adjuster, which means that since I have to tighten the straps a fair amount (as I do in all bras), the j-hook makes a small bump through the front of my shirt. It's not a huge deal, just a minor detail. Overall, I like this bra and am very happy with it. Read more 140 more words
I own this bra in both colors, but this one I got in a 30H (sister sized from my usual 32GG that I have in my other koko muse and neve bras). Sister sized down just because I didn't have any everyday bras in a 30 band and I wanted to see how it felt for me. To be honest I don't feel a huge difference, it's maybe a bit more snug. I do like this melon/sorbet color scheme because for me, my skin as pink undertones, so it's not such a far stretch from working as a nude. Overall all, like my other koko muse and neve ...bras, this bra works really well for me and what I look for in an everyday bra. It's rounding and smooth under clothing, so a great T-shirt bra. It has great support and uplift. One minor pet peeve of mine with many bras that have j-hooks, as this does, is that it's in front of the strap adjuster, and since I have to tighten the straps more than half-way up, that leaves the j-hook on the front where it makes a small bump on the front of a t-shirt. But overall, a great bra! Read more 94 more words
I purchased the Koko Muse in a 30D, but was disappointed that the band ran a little large. Unfortunately this style doesn't come in a 28DD and the smallest size is a 28E, which I also tried in the regular Koko and reviewed.
For the most part, I really like this bra for its intended purpose as a molded t-shirt bra. The cups are a nice shape on me and the fit is nice. I like the smooth matte microfiber fabric used, as it has a smooth, cool hand and doesn't snag easily. It has the look of athleisure wear, which I guess is the point. ... The regular Koko uses a shinier fabric that is more traditionally used in lingerie.
Despite not being a full band style, this feels a bit more secure than others, thanks to the wide bottom elastic on the band. The wider straps on this style compared to most US brands is a plus, although having some texture on the straps (like Marcie) would've been better. Although the Cleo Maddie is a perfect fit for me in the cups, this is a more versatile style.
It's too bad that this doesn't have a more TTS 30 band compared to other Cleo styles, that it doesn't come in 28DD, and that only Koko Muse is made with this matte fabric but doesn't come in core colors. I'd also love to see it done as a full band style, but I understand that this is based on the popular Neve cut, and not everybody loves full bands as much as I do. Still, a great molded t-shirt bra option! Read more 167 more words
This bra is very comfortable! My only issue with it is that the sides of the cips dig in a little when I use the J clip, and I think the straps are places too far apart. Other than that I found it very agreeable to wear as it's comfy and gives a nice round shape. I would not recommend this bra to anyone with pretty projected breasts as it is quite shallow, but I can get away with it.
I love this bra, it's my best fitting one I have. However it always feels a bit too tight around the wires and I usually have to use an extender to make it comfortable. The cups come up a bit too high and I can really only wear it with t-shirts because of that, but I still love the shape it gives me. The cup seems a bit too narrow as it always slides down and digs into my ribs.